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7 Accounts You Must Always Protect With Two-Factor Authentication

7 Accounts You Must Always Protect With Two-Factor Authentication – By Shan Abdul How-To Geek
Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security and keeps your account protected even if your password is compromised. While it’s advisable to enable two-factor authentication on all accounts that support it, here are some accounts that should always have this extra layer of protection.

I Stopped Using Passwords. It’s Great—and a Total Mess

I Stopped Using Passwords. It’s Great—and a Total Mess – By Matt Burgess WIRED
For two years, my Netflix password has been: tricke22ry-notiLonal-freely-soSak-lice-slacken. Yes, really. It is a strong, unique password, and it ticked boxes for reducing the chances of me getting hacked.


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Beyond Passwords: Enhancing Security with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Beyond Passwords: Enhancing Security with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – By Ron Klink LinkedIn

Welcome to the latest edition of “Recovery Chronicles by Ron.” In today’s digital age, securing access to sensitive information has become more critical than ever. Traditional passwords are no longer sufficient to protect against sophisticated cyber threats. This edition focuses on Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – a key strategy for enhancing security and protecting your organization from unauthorized access.

Why a local device PIN is better than a Master Password

Why a local device PIN is better than a Master Password – By Rew Islam dashlane.com
We’re often advised that a complex and unique password is superior to a simple one. However, password complexity is only one way to view security. There are alternatives like biometric unlock and device PIN that are also secure. But when device support for a biometric method of unlocking your laptop or mobile is unavailable, could a 6-digit PIN be a strong substitute for a complex and unique password?

Leaving Behind Your Logins: More Than Half of Internet Users Don’t Plan for the Unexpected [Study]

Leaving Behind Your Logins: More Than Half of Internet Users Don’t Plan for the Unexpected [Study] – By Mary James allaboutcookies.org
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How to recover if you’ve lost your YubiKey

How to recover if you’ve lost your YubiKey – By Elliot Alexander XDA Developers
Losing your Yubikey can be a nightmare, potentially leaving you locked out of your accounts away from money, emails or messaging apps. But if you’ve got proper backups in place, recovery should be a relatively painless process to regain access to all your accounts. Preparing for losing a Yubikey does need to be done in advance, but there are still some things you can do if you haven’t got backups.

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